Definition of rendezvous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrändəˌvo͞o/

noun (plural same )

1A meeting at an agreed time and place, typically between two people.
Example sentences
  • Not many get the chance to have a rendezvous with the 1980 All England badminton champion.
  • While we're at it, we should throw in the fact that he so vividly recounts a rendezvous with an Antiguan immigration officer.
  • The contestants had a rendezvous with the ‘super cop’ himself, the City Police Commissioner.
meeting, appointment, assignation
informal date, dirty weekend
literary tryst
1.1A place used for a rendezvous.
Example sentences
  • It's a marital rendezvous, a meeting place for Paul and me after one of his weeks away.
  • We always have our annual spring picnic at our secret rendezvous which is at Central Park.
  • University campuses became the rendezvous of students' organizations.
1.2A place, typically a bar or restaurant, that is used as a popular meeting place.
Example sentences
  • Sissi House may sound like a camp rendezvous but this charming 17th century Jdeide mansion is a cut glass restaurant.

verb (rendezvouses /-ˌvo͞oz/, rendezvoused /-ˌvo͞od/, rendezvousing /-ˌvo͞oiNG/)

[no object]
Meet at an agreed time and place: I rendezvoused with Bea as planned
More example sentences
  • After the bell finally rang, dismissing the classes and flooding the halls with ravenous students, the two friends met in the corner of the hallway where they had rendezvoused for the past semester.
  • That evening we rendezvoused with a rambunctious fisherman who had motored down to meet us from his home in Pelican.
  • Before we know it, they have, indeed, rendezvoused at Dulles airport.
meet, come together, gather, assemble


Late 16th century: from French rendez-vous! 'present yourselves!', imperative of se rendre.

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Syllabification: ren·dez·vous

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